This is a list of 1,660 retailers with 50 or more stores and their store counts, net openings and closings in the retail and restaurant industries. Where the research paper is designed to share the overall view of the market and segments that are increasing and decreasing, this series of spreadsheets show which retailers (public and private) that are growing and shrinking.
This product is ideal for retailers, property owners, REITs, IT companies and others that are looking to identify which retailers are healthy and growing and those that might be struggling or shrinking their footprint and historical data that matches those statements.
Data is provided for 2017, 2018, 2019 and an estimate of 2020 based on current company statements and is put together from 10ks, company releases and announcements based on thousands of hours of research.
The information is provided as the net change in store counts. For instance, if a company opens 30 stores and closes 5, the figure for that retailer is a +25.
Note: In a limited number of cases, the parent does not reveal the number of openings and closings by their subsidiaries but only at the parent level. In this case, we list the changes in the parent level but not at the subsidiary level, but we list the subsidiaries for reference purposes. This affects less than 10% of the total number.
General 5 step process for all research.
Step 1 – The WorldView IT Sizing Forecast Model is used by the analyst as a leverage as a sizing and forecast tool for over 300 retail Hardware, Software, SaaS and Services categories is leveraged within this research. The analyst has been sizing and forecasting the retail/hospitality market worldwide by solutions for over 10 years. This provides the upper bounds of the market data and total market size.
Step 2 – This is then combined with a Sophia Data Service that tracks over 4,500 enterprise retailers and hospitality providers (with a minimum of 50 locations) in terms of which vendor’s technology a given retailer/hospitality provider has installed, the total lanes/licenses, the timing of those installations and when they are due to be replaced.
Step 3 – If it is part of an end user study, the analysts will do customized web surveys and phone calls with key retail industry leaders several times a year. This data is then leveraged for several different research reports if applicable. When combined with the IT Sizing in step 1, the detailed installs by retailer in step 2, and then the vendor and customer interviews in step 4, the research data comes from several angles to provide the most insight to readers.
Step 4 – The installs and business sizing for each vendor is validated through public records and vendor/channel interviews. Customer service/traction is validated through existing customer interviews and surveys.
Step 5 – All of this is then merged together into a singular view that not only provides total market size, but also market share and scale of difference between vendors.
Where many research companies provide a top level of insight with just the facts, these reports go a bit deeper through the use of cross-tabulation and sources to answer the questions about “So what?”, not just the data, but what it means and how you can react to the market as a result of this data.